Free ‘Urban Adventure’ Event: GearJunkie/Salomon CITYTRAIL

Run through the city in search of checkpoints and clues… that’s the basic premise of the GearJunkie/Salomon CITYTRAIL Race, to be held later this month in Minneapolis.


As a part of its CITYTRAIL series, Salomon and GearJunkie are hosting a unique running event on Thursday, Sept. 17th. The course will bring runners through Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood, around area lakes, and down trails in a “choose-your-adventure” open format.


Based from HQ on Minneapolis’ Greenway Trail, checkpoints, route finding, and urban exploration are all a part of the fun. Participants will track their route and hit checkpoints on a 90-minute course.

It’s a FREE event for GearJunkie readers, and Salomon and Suunto reps will be on site for participants who want to demo footwear, watches, and gear. RSVP required, and you can sign up here (space limited).

The race will be based off Salomon’s CityTrail app, which provides routes, waypoints, and guides to city running experiences. Racers will use the app to check-in at points around the course. Download the app for iPhone (get free app) or Android (get free app) and become familiar with its functions before the race starts.

Demos and prizes from Salomon: 2015 CITYTRAIL footwear
Demos and prizes from Salomon’s 2015 CITYTRAIL footwear line

Prizes include $1,500+ in Salomon and Suunto products, a gear raffle, and other swag. Sign up now (register here for free) to get one of the limited spots at the start line!

GearJunkie/Salomon CITYTRAIL Race

    • RSVP here.
    • When: Thursday, September 17th (5 – 9pm)
    • Where: GearJunkie, 2836 Lyndale Ave, Minneapolis
    • Registration: 5:00 – 5:30pm
    • Pre-Race Meeting & Gear Demos: 5:30 – 6:30
    • Race Time: 6:30 – 8:00
    • After Party: 8:00pm (prizes, gear, raffle, food, drinks & bonfire)

–See a recap and photos from last year’s ‘CITYTRAIL’ Race.